10 November 2009, 10:11 AM ET
Planetary system around young star shows same chaotic dynamics as our early solar system.
06 November 2009, 01:04 PM ET
Astronomers find early, distant galaxies that could illuminate universe's first light.
05 November 2009, 02:01 PM ET
New type of supernova featuring helium explosion on a white dwarf is discovered.
05 November 2009, 11:27 AM ET
New Hubble camera details star birth and death in M83 galaxy.
05 November 2009, 08:03 AM ET
The most probable place to find intelligent life in the galaxy is around stars very similar to our sun, a new study has found.
04 November 2009, 01:21 PM ET
Spectrum of supernova remnant explained by low magnetic field, carbon atmosphere.
03 November 2009, 09:31 AM ET
Quasars used as signposts to measure positioning of GPS satellites.
03 November 2009, 08:42 AM ET
Newfound cluster of galaxies hint at structure of the universe's cosmic web.
30 October 2009, 11:34 AM ET
Milky Way panorama assembled from 3,000 individual photographs.
29 October 2009, 09:28 AM ET
Trio of images showcase stars of the Jewel Box cluster.
28 October 2009, 02:01 PM ET
New gamma-ray burst becomes most distant object yet seen, could shed light on early universe.
22 October 2009, 01:53 PM ET
Chandra x-ray telescope finds most distant known galaxy cluster in universe.
21 October 2009, 09:41 AM ET
Find the Andromeda Galaxy with telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye.
15 October 2009, 11:33 AM ET
These all-sky maps, created by the IBEX spacecraft, chart energy coming from the boundary between the solar system and the rest of the galaxy. Each map, representing a different energy range, shows an unexpectedly bright ribbon-like emission.
14 October 2009, 09:15 AM ET
A new image of Barnard's Galaxy, part of the Local Group, is taken by the ESO.
14 October 2009, 05:47 AM ET
Nearby Barnards Galaxy (NGC 6822) has only 10 million stars, compared to our Milky Way's 400 billion, but it made some amazing stars and nebulae.
13 October 2009, 09:14 AM ET
Hubble telescope photographs energetic galactic collision.
07 October 2009, 10:51 AM ET
Dirty stars — those rich in heavier elements — make the best hosts of planetary systems, new research suggests.
02 October 2009, 11:18 AM ET
The recently launched Herschel Space Telescope has just returned glowing pictures of our own Milky Way galaxy in infrared light.
30 September 2009, 09:01 AM ET
A new set of images from the Hubble Space Telescope, taken before its recent servicing mission, reveals strong winds ripping through a pair of galaxies, distorting their shape and halting star formation.
29 September 2009, 08:52 AM ET
Magnetic fields more important in stellar birth than turbulence in gas clouds.
22 September 2009, 02:47 PM ET
New photographs of the center of the Milky Way reveal the chaotic environment at the heart of our galaxy, where a supermassive black hole is thought to lurk.
22 September 2009, 10:56 AM ET
A zoom-in view toward the center of the Milky Way shows a panorama of the dense disk of our galaxy, then closes in on the pink cloud of the Lagoon Nebula, also known as Messier 8.
22 September 2009, 10:21 AM ET
When black holes attack, they create some of the most powerful explosions in the universe.
18 September 2009, 11:32 AM ET
What Hubble and its handlers will be observing over the coming year.
16 September 2009, 05:07 PM ET
The latest satellite image of the Andromeda Galaxy shows a young stars in ultraviolet light.
10 September 2009, 06:00 AM ET
A video montage of new astrophotography taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS).
07 September 2009, 09:07 AM ET
Though the Milky Way is taking a good beating from nearby mini-galaxies that sometimes slam into it, our galaxy is not likely to destroyed by this process as some scientists had predicted, a new study found.
04 September 2009, 09:37 AM ET
Most distant supermassive black hole yet discovered found in early galaxy.
02 September 2009, 09:13 AM ET
New image of spiral galaxy NGC 4945 shows star formation, active galactic center.
01 September 2009, 10:56 AM ET
Shape of solar system debris disks changed by encounters with interstellar gas.
21 August 2009, 08:23 AM ET
New photos of a cosmic cloud rich with young stars offer tantalizing clues about how those stars came to be.
19 August 2009, 01:43 PM ET
New images taken by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) offer a peek into the chaotic birthing grounds of stars.
14 August 2009, 03:33 PM ET
A new study found that the earliest black holes lacked nearby matter to gobble up, and so lay relatively stagnant in pockets of emptiness.
13 August 2009, 01:13 PM ET
A new program offers people a chance to "adopt" one of the stars in a catalogue of targets where scientists hope to find Earth-like extrasolar planets.
12 August 2009, 06:55 AM ET
A star on the verge of collapsing to a black hole is shown in white. Gas clouds (blue) blown away by the star's intense light carve out a cavity that keeps the black hole from feeding.